Overview

Plaza College, an institution of higher learning based in Forest Hills (Queens), is seeking full and part-time faculty candidates for an accredited two-year dental hygiene education program.

The ideal candidate will provide superior academic and clinical instruction for students in the Dental Hygiene program in lecture, laboratory, and clinical dental hygiene courses, and fulfill related duties as assigned by the Director.

Specifically, the program is in need of faculty for the following courses:

  • Preclinical Laboratory and Clinical Courses (Dentists and Dental Hygienists)
  • General, Maxillofacial, and Oral Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Basic Science Courses (Dentists and Dental Hygienists with a basic science background preferred)

Dental Hygiene faculty will:

  • Provide quality and dynamic instruction to students through well-prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress and accountability
  • Follow prescribed program outcomes, competency standards, and course objectives.
  • Monitor progress of student clinical and competency requirements and support of the academic success for at-risk students
  • Actively participate with student advisement, remediation (didactic and clinical), national board preparation, and Commission on Dental Accreditation preparation and execution.

Additionally, faculty are expected to:

  • Stay current on dental trends, best practices, theory, and research.
  • Promote interprofessional activities for students through networking, collaborating, and partnering with other disciplines.
  • Participate in ensuring that the program curriculum accurately prepares students for the current state of the dental hygiene field.

All faculty must possess at least a baccalaureate degree, higher preferred for full-time faculty.

All dental hygiene program faculty members must have current knowledge of the specific subjects they are teaching and documented background in current educational methodology concepts consistent with teaching assignments.

Faculty who are dental hygienists must be graduates of dental hygiene programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dean Richard Hill
Human Resources
Plaza College
118-33 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 7187791430
Email Address: hr@plazacollege.edu